Mediterranean nature and rural sensations in the Vara Valley up to Sestri Levante

From the beaches of Framura, the road climbs through pine forests and villages guarded by ancient watchtowers overlooking the blue sea in the distance and the white peaks of the Apuan Alps.

SP 41 and SP 40 provincial roads reach Aurelia SS 1 which continues up to Mattarana. Then take SP 46, heading to Ziona and Ponte Santa Margherita on the Vara River.

Heading back on SP 566, you will reach San Pietro Vara and from there, along SP 523, in about an hour and 41 km from your departure point, you reach Varese Ligure, the center of Val di Vara, land of agriculture and organic farming.

To head back, travel back to San Pietro Vara and continue on SP 523 in a south-western direction passing through the Velva tunnel. Go across the Petronio valley, through the villages of Castiglione Chiavarese and Casarza Ligure and then Sestri Levante, where the itinerary ends.

The Road
Duration: 1 hour and 47 minutes
Lenght: 69 kilometers